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Bob Calvert Satire, Lemmy driven Rock!,
This review is from: Captain Lockheed & The Starfighters (Audio CD)
Captain Lockheed is, on one level, an excellent heavy rock album steeped in Hawkwind roots. On the other hand its also sharp satire in short scenes and commentary on the background to the Lockheed Starfighter.
The album is based on the premise that the "Widowmakers" with their flawed design and a constantly changing instruction manual, were more of a danger to the pilots flying them than the enemy.
"The play is a comical tragedy - it's a good way to put across a heavy idea, although 159 crashed jets is no joke."
Captain Lockheed comprises great tunes with great lyrics - interspersed with short sketches - the foot in the door salesman, the pilot taking valium and being given the last rights before take off, the gremlin, and the beer garden.